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La Kiva
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Hwy 170, Terlingua Creek, Terlingua, TX 79852
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Hwy 170, Terlingua Creek, Terlingua, TX 79852
432.371.2250
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great local spot

You can go to enjoy some beer and simple food. We had some BBQ - which was pretty nice. The place seems to be full of locals. We have enjoyed the atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2014
meTatyana
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Moscow, Russia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can go to enjoy some beer and simple food. We had some BBQ - which was pretty nice. The place seems to be full of locals. We have enjoyed the atmosphere

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

that said, they were just beginning to serve food...and quality was poor cafeteria at best Again, bar is the success here---maybe amp up the bar food-- a road trip to neighboring Alpine where the Saddle Club has a brilliant bar + limited food thing going.. Terlingua is ripe for food...but it may have to come with Food Trucks, or really... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

La Kiva is closed due to the timely death of the long time owner. It was a really good restaurant featuring excellent Texas Red meats, as well as pasta to die for. the $1.50 margaritas will be missed. Hopefully La Kiva will live again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Do you want glamorous? Then don't go to La Kiva. This is for those who unique, a bit grungy, REAL. Went there for New Year's Eve. Good drinks. Great band. People were friendly and very individualistic. I mean that positively. We had fun in this literal hole in the ground.

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It is the weirdest bar I have ever been in. A really cool place. Great atmosphere, good food and drinks, and a fun place to hang out for an evening.

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Rockdale, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was our first visit to La Kiva, but definitely not our last! From our first step down into La Kiva, our eyes followed the walls around this part-cave, part-Native American set of rooms, taking delight in the decor and ambiance! $2 draft beer and $2 wine, and a very reasonable menu. We opted for the all you can eat... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at La Kiva - so much so that we came back a second night. The only reason I have given them four stars instead of five is that the service was a little spotty, the wine list is comical (red or white), and they allow smoking. But if you're not in a hurry, are careful... More 

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Austin/San Antonio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stopped in here after a long day driving to Big Bend Natl. Park. (who doesn't drive a long way to that place!!). Had pizza, brisket, and lasagna, as well as the stuffed jalapenos as an appetizer. Everything was hot and very tasty. Drinks were good, and we got there during happy hour, so they were cheap as well. The décor... More 

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Lima
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Another unique Teralingua old hippy style establishment, with a bizarre history mixed up with real estate deals between Texans and Colorado. Ask for the story. Its partly underground with great view of the landscape from the huge (California redwood) table in the back room. We waited over an hour for our food (gives people time to drink from the bar),... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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178 reviews 178 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This one of a kind place has been around a while. It has a full bar and cigarette smoke in the main area. The patio is great and it is fun to look at all the Wierd stuff outside. We loved the caprese salad with fresh basil and the margarita pizza. Amazing thin crust! Who would have thought! They are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hwy 170, Terlingua Creek, Terlingua, TX 79852
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Terlingua
  • Phone Number: 432.371.2250

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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